|The Pearl Company, Art Waves 15|
A few years ago Barbara Milne and Gary Santucci pooled their resources, bought a little factory building in downtown Hamilton and started The Pearl Company--an art centre that is revitalizing its corner of The Hammer. Find out why and how they've taken on this incredible task and are making it work.
Keywords: cultural centre; arts; resources; collaboration
|Technology and the Book, Art Waves #3|
When we heard that McMaster University Bookstore was installing the 9th Espresso Book Machine in the world, Art Waves invited Mark Lefevbre of Titles, and Kristine Tortora, who has spent her life studying the ancient arts of making and preserving books, to square off. To our surprise they were on the same page! Tune in for a fascinating conversation.
Keywords: technology; book arts; publishing; preservation; the Espresso Book Machine; bookbinding
|Donna Lee Macdonald, Art Waves #51|
Donna Lee Macdonald, the Arts Administrator for Hamilton Artists Inc., dropped by to talk to Art Waves about the important renaissance of that collective in its new home on James Street North. While she was here she also spoke about inspiration, and her own writing.
Keywords: arts administration; Hamilton Artists Inc; writing; inspiration; time management; gallery; James Street North
|Gary Santucci on The Pearl Review, Art Waves #62|
Gary Santucci of the Pearl Company returns to Art Waves to talk about his latest venture, a magazine about local culture and politics. Scheduled to begin publication sometime in 2010, The Pearl Review would like to hear from you, our Art Waves listeners. Tune in to hear more.
Keywords: arts magazine; publishing; The Pearl Review; The Pearl Company; culture and politics; submissions
|Susan Evans Shaw on the Hamilton Literary Awards #94|
Susan Evans Shaw is a writer and a heroic volunteer in the literary community of Hamilton. In this interview she tells us about the Hamilton Literary Awards for 2010, as well as her own writing projects and the groups she volunteers with.
Keywords: literary awards; Arts Hamilton; Canadians in World War I; Lit Live; Grit Lit; Kerry Schooley
|Remembering Kerry Schooley Art Waves #96|
When writer and arts organizer, Kerry Schooley, died this past September it shocked and saddened the Hamilton writing community, for whom he had done so much. To help us remember Kerry, we invited Jeff Seffinga, Jean Rae Baxter and Chris Pannell to tell stories about him, read from his work and play some of his favourite music. It was, to nobody's surprise, a very moving conversation.
Keywords: noir fiction; poetry; humour; promoting the arts; Lit Live; Tower Poetry Society; The New Phrenologists
|193 Lisa Pijuan Nomura ( Sept. 8, 2013)|
Prepare to be inspired! Collage artist, storyteller, performance artist and creativity coach Lisa Pijuan-Nomura not only makes collages--she sounds like a collage. A colourful, stimulating pastiche of ideas that forms a unified whole. Her mantra is breathe, open up and create.
Keywords: The School of Physical Theatre; Jacques Lecoq; Speak; Staircase Theatre; Conrad Sichler; Toronto Storytelling School; Dan Yashinski; Festival of Oral Literatures; Judith Black; Brampton School of Theatre Arts; Beverly Lundy; collage; Gilda Radner; Judith Thompson; Adam Lazarus; Marjorie Chan; Marc Chagall; James Street North Studio; Eric Maisel; creativity coaching; Corin Raymond
|Arts Funding Panel, Art Waves #1|
As Art Waves was preparing for its first program an election was called, so our inaugural program was a panel discussion about the intersection of arts and government. What is the role of a government with regard to art and artists? Does government have a responsibility to its artists, and if so, what is the nature of that responsibility? To discuss such questions we invited a panel of distinguished artists and arts administrators to the studio: Nancy McKibbin Gray, Bryce Kanbara and Amanda Cole...
Keywords: arts; government funding; responsibility
|Filimone Mabjaia, Musician and Arts Promoter, Art Waves #121|
Filimone Mabjaia wants to create a cultural bridge between Canada, where is wife is from, and Mozambique, where he is from. Tune in to this edition of Art Waves to learn about his Tunduro Festival as well as to hear some stirring Mozambiquan music, including two beautiful, original songs by Filimone, played live in the studio.
Keywords: Tunduro Festival; arts promotion; Mozambique and Canada; Wazimbo; Kappa Dech
|Brian Kelly, Found Objects Sculptor, Art Waves #117|
Brian Kelly blends art and recycling to create something entirely new which speaks to the oldest impulses within us. He and his work are full of curiously satisfying contradictions, like serious humor. As whimsical as the sculptures he makes, Kelly will keep you slightly off-balance with his deeply felt, eccentric answers in Art Waves #117.
Keywords: sculpture; found materials; metaphor; whimsy; Workers' Arts and Heritage Centre; AOCA; FUNCO; UN Conference on the Human Environment; Raymond Scott; Phil Kline; Ethel
|Daniel Coleman, Writer, Art Waves #122|
Daniel Coleman has written and edited many books, all of which explore questions of society and the quest for the spiritual--the individual and the other. This interview focuses mainly on three books: The Scent of Eucalyptus: A Missionary Childhood in Ethiopia; In Bed with the Word: Reading, Spirituality and Cultural Politics; and White Civility: The Literary Project of English Canada. To journey deep into our human-ness, join Daniel Coleman on Art Waves #122.
Keywords: Canadian identity; Ethiopia; missionary culture; the purpose of reading; creative non-fiction; memoir; the future of the Humanities in education; the Raymond Klibansky Prize; The Hamilton Literary Arts Award
|Wazimbo, Mozambiquan Legend, Art Waves #145|
Artist and arts organizer Annette Paiement presents the legendary singer of Mozambique, Wazimbo, in a fascinating hour full of the kind of music that has made "world music" so popular in recent years. Through Matapa, an arts organization founded by Annette with Filimone Mabjaia, Wazimbo is the first of many Mozambiquan and Canadian artists who will bridge the two cultures. The music of Wazimbo will have you smiling and dancing even as it probes your soul.
Keywords: Marrabenta music; Matapa Music & Arts Organization; Super Crawl; Tich Maredza Band; The Zimbabwean Burial Society; Luanda Jones; Arlene Bishop; Tomi Swick; Brian Melo; View; Canadian Film Centre; the Art Gallery of Hamilton Film Festival; the Revtones; Lula Lounge
|204 John Terpstra ( Dec. 8, 2013)|
Poet--or should I say, writer--John Terpstra returns to Art Waves to talk about his 9th book, Brilliant Falls. The discussion begins as a footpath, but soon broadens to become a multi-lane highway through the workings of a busy mind. Listen in for a rollicking good time and some wonderful insights.
Keywords: W.H.Auden; Richard Wilbur; the Bruce Trail; Steetly Quarry; Jeffery Donaldson's Jeweller's Eye; Wendell Berry; Michael Moore; Friends of the Redhill Valley; Paul Lisson; Hamilton Arts & Letters; Michael Ondaatje; John Laing Singers; Dylan yn it Frysk
|Adrienne Shadd, Art Waves #170|
Writer and historian Adrienne Shadd is fascinated by the history of black Canadians, as well she might be, since she can count among her ancestors Abraham Doras Shadd, the first black person to be elected to public office in Canada, and Mary Ann Shadd, the first woman to publish and edit a newspaper in North America. For some fascinating stories, tune in to Art Waves #170.
Keywords: Abraham Doras Shadd; Mary Ann Shadd; Rosemary Brown; Deborah Brown; The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters; George Morton; augmented reality; www.futurestories.ca/tubman; Arly Robbins; The Fugitive Slave Law of 1850; Buxton Museum & Historic Site; Workers Arts & Heritage Centre; Jackie Washington; James E. Elliott; Grit Lit; Esperanza Spalding
|214 Dave Heidebrecht ( Apr. 6, 2014)|
In the age of digital photography, photographer and ecologist Dave Heidebrecht challenges us to consider its value. He also ponder how twe can work to make photography and--all of our worthwhile endeavours-- more just and sustainable. For a thoughtful and important perspective, spend some time with Dave Heidebrecht.
Keywords: The Pearl Review; Centre3 for Print & Media Arts; Ansel Adams; Henri Cartier-Bresson; Centre for Climate Change at McMaster; Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research; Bay Area Restoration Council; Bike Share; Patrick Deane; Forward with Integrity; raisethehammer.org; Sarah Good; Annie Shaw; Earth Wind & Choir
|221 Gord Simmons 2nd Visit ( July 20, 2014)|
Known to Art Waves first as a busking a cappella singer, Gord Simmons returns to tell us of his new career as a lighting and sound technician. To learn about pink sound, diagetic sound, gobos and much more, lend us your ears!
Keywords: Rib Fest; Jack Johnson; The Lyric Theatre; The Baltimore House; The Corktown; QSC speakers; Dusk Dances; Cirque du Soleil; Patrick Brennan; Laura Kappel; Looking Sea Collective; Lesley Loksi Chan; Melanie Skeen; Nat King Cole; Kurt Elling; Q Lab; Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts
|220 Krista Foss ( June 29, 2014)|
Krista Foss's debut novel, Smoke River, has just been released from Random House. Set in the charged context of a southern Ontario land claim dispute, Foss's career as a novelist hits the ground running. She reveals the surprising roots of her passion for this subject in Art Waves 220.
Keywords: Caledonia land claim dispute; The People of the Pines; Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance; Turtle Island News; Louise Erdrich; Samantha Haywood; Lara Hinchberger; Richard Wagamese; Lisa Moore; Hamilton Arts & Letters; Trent Severn Locks; Mosquito; Rival Sons; Word on the Street; Brian Maracle
|216 Doors Open 2014 Shannon Kyles ( Apr. 27, ' 14)|
You may think you know your town, but you don't know her until you've been to Doors Open, the amazing free history and architecture festival. It happens in Hamilton on the first weekend of every May and is two days of pure delight. Architecture expert Shannon Kyles came by to tell us what's up for Doors Open 2014.
Keywords: Architectural Conservancy of Ontario; Military Museum; Dundurn Castle; Whitehern; Gryphon Cottage; the William Pring House; Workers Arts & Heritage Centre; In Praise of Older Windows; Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology; Erland Lee Museum; Battlefield House; Pinehurst; Moffat Kinoshida; MacNab Presyterian; St. Lawrence; TH&B Rail; Hamilton Port Authority; Empire Times; Seedworks; Ferguson Pumping Station; Carnegie Gallery; Dundas Museum; Germania Club; St. Paul's Glanford; Hindu Temple on 20 Road East; Rick & Angel Lintack; David Premi; The Fureys